The cheapest times to fly from MLE to MCI are

  • March 19th to July 22nd (except the week of July 9th)
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, and November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MLE to MCI is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $5289 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $1474 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Kansas City

Flying from Male (MLE) to Kansas City, MO (MCI) will usually cost between $1560 to $3309 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1673. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3667. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1994 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1889 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLE to MCI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MLE to MCI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MLE to MCI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLE to MCI flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Malé. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Kansas City, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Malé. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $672 (28%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1723. Return trip prices are from the MCI to MLE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MLE to MCI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MLE to MCI

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MLE to MCI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (MLE > HKG > MCI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1328
  • Average savings: $562 (29.72%)

See MLE to BOM flights

Hack #2: Mumbai (MLE > BOM > MCI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1475
  • Average savings: $414 (21.92%)

See MLE to HKG flights

Hack #3: Colombo (MLE > CMB > MCI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1499
  • Average savings: $390 (20.65%)

See MLE to CMB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MLE to MCI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Kansas City International Airport to Velana International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9338 miles or 15028 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MLE to MCI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLE to MCI flight is about 17 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Male and Kansas City, MO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from MLE to MCI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMLE
Origination airport nameVelana International Airport
Countrythe Maldives

Return Airport

Destination codeMCI
Destination airport nameKansas City International Airport
CityKansas City, MO
Countrythe United States


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